What will be your identity in heaven? This article speaks of the continuity between this life and the next.
This article argues the case that we will recognize each other in heaven, given the post-resurrection appearances of Christ and the words of the apostle Paul.
What is heaven? Heaven is where God is, and where God is there is happiness and unending worship.
This volume is about Christian hope. Part of the Christian hope is heaven. The promise of an afterlife in heaven places our lives in a larger context, to fix us to a firm foundation. Bierma takes a look at the reasons why hope for the afterlife is not a heartfelt reality in our daily walk. Part of the answer can be found in misrepresentations people have about heaven and afterlife and Christ’s return, like the rapture.
What makes heaven heaven? This article answers in no uncertain terms that heaven means being with Jesus Christ.
The focus in chapter 4 is Paul’s view of heaven. The author reflects upon the eschatological aspects of heaven, notably the final state of believers. He first notes the Old Testament background to Paul’s understanding of heaven, then the basic structure of Paul's thought, and finally a focus on the believer’s final, future state prior to and after the return of Christ.
The story of the Bible can be seen as the story of heaven above coming down to earth, God coming down to humanity, to lift it up. Ortlund explores in Chapter 2 how heaven appears in the Old Testament in three different ways: indirectly as part of the Old Testament narrative; through developed narratives involving heaven directly (e.g.
Chapter 2 addresses man’s ill-motivated interest in heaven, angels, and the afterlife. Much of this interest flows from gullible superstition, Gnosticism, occultism, or New Age philosophies. The author examines popular claims to near-death experiences, including Todd Burpo’s claims to being a visitor to heaven.
What is heaven and what might it be like? Heaven is often associated with the life hereafter. In chapter 1 of this book, the author attempts to explain why every major religion and every significant culture in human history has had some notion of heaven or “paradise.” Different names are used: nirvana, Elysium, Valhalla, Utopia, Shangri-La, etc.
The Bible reminds Christians that they are strangers and pilgrims in this world. Why is this so? This article names God’s election as the cause of this. By electing individuals, God has prepared heaven for them. Therefore, the daily life of a Christian is filled with hope and an eager desire to be home.
This is the second article in a series on heaven. The fact that Christians are raised with Christ means setting our minds in heaven where Christ is. This article shows that heaven is a glorious place because the Father is there. Heaven is a real place where Christ rules.
It is an error to identify the gospel with any particular system or culture. A problem with the church being identified with the culture wars is a basic one: Christianity is not a culture. It is a faith centered around a person who has a real life, a life of significance because he is God incarnate and rose from the dead as he promised and is alive in heaven.
This article discusses three pictures that the Bible offers which describe what heaven is all about.
Many Christians set their sights on retirement, which is the world's suggested substitute for heaven since they do not believe that there will be one beyond the grave. What a strange thing for a Christian to set his sights on: many years of play and idleness. Is there not another way of service? This article is about practicing evangelism in retirement.